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by Chris Thompson
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A northern county cricket team are keen for success, but are some members too set in their ways - or prejudiced - to accept their young captain's formula for achieving it?
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by Emlyn Williams
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Adaptation of the 1938 play, later filmed with Bette Davis. L. C. Moffat is a strong-willed English school teacher working in a poverty-stricken coal mining village in late 19th century Wales. She struggles to win the local Welsh miners over to her English ways, and an illiterate teenager by the name of Morgan Evans eventually graduates with honours.
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by Ronald Gow & Walter Greenwood
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Radio dramatisation of the classic novel, set in Hanky Park, a slum area of Salford in the depression of the early 1930s, looking at the lives and loves of the Hardcastle family, but written as a commentary on the conditions of the unemployed.  The book was dramatised by Ronald Gow, but has also been adapted as a film and even a (now forgotten) musical.
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by T D Webster
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A middle-aged teacher from Germany begins work at the language school run by war hero Peter Sheridan. His arrival splits opinion in the normally sedate seaside resort. Memories of the war are at the root of the problem. But are they reason enough for murder?
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by Mike Walker
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When Jack Lowell is not busy organising survival courses for unhealthy executives, he is living with an Amazon tribe. Then his wife and daughter are killed in a motorway accident. Unhinged, Jack applies tribal law to a party of executives. Some might call the whole piece a little "pretentious........
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by John Fletcher
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This is the story of the battle between appeasers and anti-appeasers in the period before - and just after - the start of the Second World War, and the formation of a coalition which, like the election of 2010, abruptly ruptured all previous political alignments. New political alliances and social organizations - which had first arisen in the Bridgwater by-election of 1938, but which had been ignored by the London-based political and media establishments - united in their fight against...
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by J C W Brook
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Six years earlier, Helen had dreamed of her husband's death on the country lane where he died, falling under a train. She was miles away, asleep in bed so could have had nothing to do with it. Now, she has a new husband, and the dreams are starting again......
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by Michael Davies
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A new 'plane is making its maiden flight from London. What could possibly go wrong? Well, in a thriller, quite a lot, actually.......
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by William Keenan
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This is the third of William Keenan's thrillers involving the unwilling secret agents Michael and Doris - not to forget Aunt Claire. Michael receives a call from his contact in British intelligence, asking him and Doris to escort a young Woman called Madeleine from London to Vienna. She'll be accompanied by an agent called Wimbledon and they need only get Madeleine safely to her hotel and all will be well. Of course, matters do not turn out so easily. After they arrive in Vienna, both Madeleine...
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by Eynon Evans;
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A group of men remained friends after being POWs together in WW2. Their plans to escape from their POW camp are betrayed to the Germans by another prisoner, leading one of their number, George, to be so mentally scarred that he died insane. The remaining ex-POWs decide to take revenge on the traitorous POW, now a successful businessman......
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by Daphne Du Maurier
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Dramatisation of the romantic thriller. Rachel is the beautiful Countess Sangaletti, who marries Ambrose in Italy. His letters home to his cousin Philip hint that he is being poisoned, but when Rachel comes to England, Philip is torn between love and suspicion.
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by Charles Dickens
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This was Dickens' final novel, famously left unfinished at Dickens' death. This dramatisation includes a possible ending. Though the novel is named after the character Edwin Drood, the story focuses on Drood's uncle, precentor, choirmaster and opium addict, John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud, Drood's fiancée, has also caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless, who comes from Ceylon with his twin sister, Helena. Landless and Drood take an...
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by David Halliwell
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Gavin Bagley lives in a northern town with his cold, unemotional parents. He wanted to go to art college, but instead touches up photographs for a living, a profession his parents consider makes him an artist. Then one day he discovers that he was adopted as a baby and sets out to find his true parents.
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by Macolm Stewart
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The Treadgold Collection is one of the finest collections of antique furniture in Britain, but will be sold to an American collector unless the British government comes up with the cash to save it. Private Investigator turned security consultant Galloway Hatch is employed to check on the security of the collection, but then receives a second commission - to kill an unknown man. Hatch soon discovers the killing and the Treadgold Collection are linked, but who is conspiring against whom?
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by Angus Graham Campbell
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Radio play by a former Eton house master. For many years, there was a theory that King Edward Vii's eldest son, the Duke of Clarence, was the real "Jack the Ripper", supposedly aided by his tutor J K Stephen, a theory that has long since been dismissed. In this rather confusing play, a modern day Eton master tries to uncover the truth, the action constantly switching between Eton and the events around the death of Stephen in an asylum in 1892 - like his cousin Virginia Woolf, Stephen...
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by Emlyn Williams
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1985 adaptation of the now somewhat dated psychological thriller, with Hywel Bennett as Dan.
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by Anthony Hope
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The writer Anthony Hope is almost wholly remembered for the classic adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda" - radio dramatisation uploaded elsewhere here - but it is forgotten that he wrote many other novels, in between his burgeoning legal career as a barrister. This novel - not be confused with the Barbie movie of the same name(!!!) - concerns the attempt by a young English peer to assert his ownership of a remote Greek island, against the will of its picturesque but hot-blooded...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Adventure, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Jack Gratus
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George Joseph Smith was hanged in 1915 for the murder of at least three women, all of whom he had married - in all, he contracted seven bigamous marriages - and then drowned in the bath, giving him the name the "brides in the bath" killer. This drama looks at the victim whose death would bring him to justice, the murder in 1914 of Bessie Munday. In reality, it was the death of another woman who brought Smith to Police attention and the drama makes Munday a more significant part of the...
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Moscow 1868. Yegor Gloumov is a lazy young scoundrel determined to succeed in life with as little effort as possible. By playing on the vanity, stupidity and gullibility of the social circle he wishes to enter, he is about to achieve his ambition.  But - Gloumov keeps a diary; a diary into which he pours his innermost thoughts and true feelings about the posturings and prevarications of his acquaintances in Moscow society. If the diary were to be read by those who feature so prominently in it...
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by H G Wells
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July 1900: as a result of discovering a substance that defies gravity. Cavor, an idealistic man of science, finds himself with Bedford, a likeable young opportunist, in a sphere heading for the moon.... A none too serious adaptation.
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by James Fairfax
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Peatfield is a seemingly quiet and peaceful textile town in the Pennines. An image that is shattered, however, by a brutal murder and the discovery that witchcraft is being practised.
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by John Peacock
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Walter Attard is a small accountant, auditing the accounts of small companies. On the day he retires, he decides to visit his very first client, a small company like so many of his other clients, whose accounts he has audited all his working life. When he gets to his client's offices however, he receives a tremendous shock - his client is in no way the small, one man business he expected. Why has the truth been kept from him all these years? He sets out on a potentially dangerous path to...
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by Joseph Kesselring
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Radio adaptation of the classic stage crime comedy. Two dotty sisters run a boarding house for lonely old men. As a kindness to them, they put them out of their misery by poisoning them, their brother - who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and is digging the Panama Canal - burying the bodies, whom he believes died of Yellow Fever, in the cellar. Complications arise when their nephew discovers the latest, as yet un-buried victim, whom he assumes to have been murdered by "Uncle Teddy". He...
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by Noel Coward
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One of the better adaptations of Noel Coward's classic comedy, With Paul Eddington as Charles and Peggy Mount as Madame Arcati. For those who do not know the story, author CHarles Condimine invites local medium Madame Arcarti to hold a seance at his house; he is collecting material for a new novel. The seance goes wrong when Madame Arcarti accidentally conjours up the ghost of his dead wife Elvira. Complications arise that only Charles - and the audience - can see or hear Elvira, leaving...
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by James Follett
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Drama from the always reliable James Follett. When Transatlantic Airlines flight No TA 510 leaves Kennedy Airport for London it seems just another routine flight, but many tricks of fate are in store........
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by Ivor Wilson
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An attractive woman is murdered, her body found by a friend. It's a routine case for the police, unpleasant, but unsensational, a matter of checking, sifting, interviewing, cross-checking. There's just an odd feel about it for the men on the case, and their hunch proves horrifically correct.
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by Michael Wilcox
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Set in an Edwardian boarding school in Berkshire, that was based on the preparatory school that his own family owned and operated, Michael Wilcox’s Lent is a semi-autobiographical account of boyhood and developing sexuality. As it depicts a ‘young boy centre stage in an adult play’, the work is fraught with the preoccupations of a thirteen-year-old adolescent, superimposed within the larger and more mature themes of orphanage and abandonment, societal and financial pressures, and love and...
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by Edgar Wallace
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The ancestral home of Lord Lebanon is the scene of two murders. Inspector Tanner goes down to investigate and is confronted by a very frightened young lady.
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by Eric Saward
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A senior East German official announces to the British his plan to defect, The message however comes via an intermediary, who is later found murdered before he could identify who the defector is. What the intermediary does say however is that the defector will bring with him the name of a double agent within the British ranks. What starts off appearing to be a John Le Carre clone turns into a different kind of tale, and the title unusually apt.
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by Dodie Smith
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Adaptation of the stage play. When it opened, the critic of the Times described it as having "no plot", yet it continues to be ever popular. Dear Octopus is the family from which none of its members are either able or quite willing to escape. And on the occasion of a golden wedding anniversary the children and grandchildren gather to reminisce and acquaint each other more fully with their activities. The life of this English family is shown in terms of the chatter of the youngsters,...
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by Henry Cecil
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Dramatisation of Henry Cecil's comic novel of the 1950s. Mr Justice Carstairs is a High Court Judge. He is completely incompetent and a chronic worrier to boot. This is perfectly illustrated when he sentences a man to ten years' imprisonment and then immediately doubts his verdict. Taking the unprecedented step of trying to overrule his own judgement he encounters resistance on all sides. Matters get really complicated when, in trying to prove the man's innocence, he becomes convinced of his...
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by MIchael Davies
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What links the dumping of toxic waste, a run down ship, the vicious assault of a young nurse, a missing microfilm and two dead seamen? And why are people so anxious to find the nurse's handbag? A young scientist must find the answer, if he is not to be charged with attempted murder.
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by Chris & Bernard Price
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Dave and Johnny work in a Birmingham screw factory. One afternoon in 1961, they decide to avoid work and steal a box of books from outside a shop. The books reveal a life they could only imagine, filled with lustful, willing women. If only life was that simple. The music and the book descriptions (some so bizarre that they can only be real) are the highlights.
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by Arthur C Clarke
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Dramatisation of the novel. At some point in the future, moon tourism has become common place. A group of tourists have set out in their vehicle to explore the lunar surface, when a moon quake erupts and their vehicle becomes buried. The race is then on to rescue them before their air supply runs out......
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by George Tarry
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The time: early in the 21st century. Britain is no longer a democracy. Peter Dawson flies into London from New York to tie up a deal supplying industrial cleaners to British Nuclear. Once here, he falls foul of the Public Order Police - the 'Poppies'........
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by Frederick Bradnum
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Riddle is a loner who gets involved in more than he bargained for - with unimaginable results.
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by Eric Pringle
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In 1927, children's author Beatrix Potter was living the life of a recluse as solicitor's wife Mrs  Beatrix Heelis. The arrival at her Lake District home of an American publisher and an admiring  Lancashire mill girl bring back painful memories of an appalling childhood and youth. 
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by Duncan Kyle
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It's 1980 and the respected City institution that is merchant bank Hillyard Cleef has taken on a new senior partner, a brash American bred on Wall Street. He is to work alongside the outgoing incumbent Sir Horace Mallory.  It does not take long for the new broom to sweep clean. He discovers that since 1920, the bank has been paying £50,000 a year to an unknown beneficiary. Sir Horace has no idea who the money goes to, but the instructions came from the bank's founder and should not be...
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by John Patrick
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Radio adaptation of the 1949 film starring Ronald Reagan. A military hospital in Burma in 1945. The men are warned by their doctor that they must expect a new patient, a Scotsman. The man has recovered from his wounds, but it has been discovered that he has a terminal kidney disease and will die in a few weeks. The man must not be told that he is dying - thank God we have now learned how dreadful this deceit is. The man is suspicious why everybody is being so nice to him, until he learns the...
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by Christopher Denys
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A family gather in their new home. It's to be a fresh start for them all. And then, on the first morning, they're joined by an apparition ... and he's angry.
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by Brian Clark
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Fifty years into their marriage, the general discovers that he never knew his wife as well as he thought ... she hates  war. Mind, she reads the Guardian, which should have given him a clue, but discovering in the newspaper that she has signed an anti-war petition gives him a terrible feeling of betrayal. As the play moves on however, the General discovers that this is not her first act of betrayal. A beautifully written, compelling piece for just two actors. Highly recommended.
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by William Douglas Home
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A very silly, but amusing comedy from William Douglas Home, younger brother of the former British PM. It is 1945 and Britain's first post war general election is about to be held. The Lister family have been the local MP by tradition going back as far as anybody can remember, and have always stood as the Conservative candidate but 1945 is to be a year of change. The identity of the candidates and the parties they represent is not what you expect....... Silly, but great fun.
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by Brian Freemantle
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Brian Freemantle wrote a number of Charlie Muffin novels, about the renegade agent, but only two were dramatised for the SNT slot. Charlie Muffin (1986) - Charlie's a survivor. He needs to be. His own Department is out to get him and so, it seems, are the KGB. But, one way or another, Charlie's determined to come out of it alive and rich. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie - Charlie is on the run. MI5 want him back and the CIA want him dead.
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by Victor Pemberton
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The sequel to "The Trains Don't Stop Here Anymore". 1939-45: Like so many other London families, Letty and Oliver live through the horrors of another world war. But their kids stay with them and. despite tensions and tragedies. Letty is determined that her family should survive.
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by Kenneth Bird
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In the cloistered silence of the Abbey, while a gale rages outside. Chief Inspector Lynch examines the body of the saintly Brother Placid. Certain curious features—plaster on his chin. blisters on his toes, and, lying in a work-shed, an unfinished wood carving of a Madonna-lead the Inspector into a case of murder. The answer lies in the identity of "Elise".
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by J C W Brook
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A BBC drama from 1978, during the BBC's ill-fated foray into "quadrophonic" sound. A story set in  the  past,  the  past  of   the  imagination, where all things are possible.
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by Richard Aldington
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Dramatisation of a long forgotten 1930s comic novel. Reeves has just retired from the City, but his upwardly mobile wife is determined that he should not rest - even if it does involve spending all his money. Of its time......
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by Nevil Shute
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The year is 1954. Alan Duncan is a recently qualified lawyer returning to Coombargana, his parent's sheep farming station in the  Western District of Australia. Alan had studied as a Rhodes Scholar after the end of World War II in which he fought as a pilot, before being injured in action and losing both feet in an air crash. His arrival home, only his second visit since the war ended, is marred by the apparent suicide of his parent's housekeeper, a young English woman called Jessie Proctor....
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by Maggie Allen
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Young journalist Susanne is found drowned off the Dorset coast. The police regard it as an accident and close the case, but her father does not believe it was an accident. How did she find the money to travel to exotic places? When did she start taking cocaine? And who was the father of her unborn child? A rather ponderous drama.
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by Douglas Livingstone
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From the Lisdoonvarna website: Europe’s biggest singles festival takes place every September in the small village of Lisdoonvarna on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.  The month long Irish festival attracts people from all over the  world looking for Love, fun and a bit of ‘craic’. The festival is over 160 years old and couldn’t be more different from online dating services. There’s music and dancing in every bar from 11am in the morning to the wee hours of the night and those looking...
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by James Pickles
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During a low point in his fortunes, Dyfed Stockwith, a brilliant grammar-school-educated barrister, finds himself prosecuting Jane Muller over an alleged tampering with the brakes of her husband's car. But as he argues a case against defence counsel Carole Pidding, he becomes deeply sceptical about Jane's guilt
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by D A Rayner
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September, 1943. The Hecate, a British destroyer, is alone in the South Atlantic─alone, but for a blip on the radar which could be a German U-Boat........ The news broadcast referred to below is indeed interesting, the play having been broadcast the day after JFK's assassination. Very fortuitous that the original (doubtless expensive) tape was left running!
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by Caroline Graham
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Fenn is a loser. Living alone in his bed-sit, with only his obsession about fame to keep him company. Why do others have fame when he does not, particularly those who are "famous for being famous"? Into this category, in his mind, comes local radio presenter Roz Gilmour. She has everything - modest fame, money, a happy home life, everything he does not. Fenn begins to stalk her and after she unwittingly spurns him on her radio show, he decides that she must suffer, in the name of all...
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by Keith Goddall
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A grandmother's lurid account of a 17th-century murder feeds a young girl's hatred of her mother's lover.
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by Victor Pemberton
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1916: Lettie and Ollie come from very different worlds - she from a comfortable if unhappy middle class home, he from working class poverty. When Lettie is forced by her mother to work in a munitions factory however, she comes to meet Ollie, a soldier injured on the Western Front. They fall in love and marry, but life with a disabled soldier as a husband will never be easy. Although each stands on its own as a standalone drama, this is the first part of the "Our Family" trilogy. The...
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by Noel Coward
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Dramatisation of Noel Coward's 1939 play, made in 1944 into a film as a morale boosting piece of jingoism, which looks at the lives of the lower middle class Gibbons family from 1919 to 1939, taking in key events over that 20 years. Not one of Coward's best plays I feel, but hugely popular in its time.
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by Henry Cecil
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If everyone had a perfectly clear conscience, the blackmailer would have no chance. So begins a trial in which the unfortunate judge is himself blackmailed. Unwittingly picked up by a respectable-looking girl the judge finds himself put into an impossible situation in which an unscrupulous blackmailer threatens his career and personal life in an attempt to steer the course of a trial to an acquittal. Can Mr Justice Slaughter save himself from ruin and degradation?
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by Felix Felton
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David Adams refuses to act as Counsel for Defence in a bank robbery trial but is later obliged to do so by force.... Not a new plot and not overly well deployed.
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by James Carey
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In apartheid era South Africa, a miner has very clear views on the indigenous population. Then he finds himself trapped underground with a "kaffir"........
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by Stephen Gallagher
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When police are called in to investigate a series of brutal killings at an isolated scientific laboratory, within hours Government officials are on the scene and the investigation is hushed up. Why?
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by J B Priestley
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A group of people thrown together by chance when they decide to stay at a remote Yorkshire inn, discover that they are so inter-dependent that a decision taken by any one of them is likely to have a profound effect on the lives of the others. Have they lived through the experience before? Is there a chance to make different decisions this time?
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by Donald Wilson
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Jeremy Penlove is a London solicitor and a confirmed bachelor. His life is placid and uncomplicated until, one fine summer's day, a new client, Lily Forrester, walks into his office to turn his world upside down.
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by Stanley Houghton
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Dramatisation of a forgotten 1910 play. A gentle comedy portraying generational conflict in a pious, supposedly teetotal, middle-class family in Salchester (a Manchester suburb derived from combining Salford and Manchester). The three children of the family are now young adults in their late teens and early twenties: the eldest, Grace  has found the man she wishes to marry and they frequently spend time together alone, in secret; Arthur works in a bank but longs for a more interesting and...
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by Paul M Levitt
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In 1924, the magazine Scientific American set out to investigate the claims of "Margery the Medium" to be able to contact the spirit world; in the aftermath of World War 1, spiritualism became hugely popular. Among those seeking to test Margery's powers was the arch sceptic, Harry Houdini. The play does not set out to tell the whole story and instead focuses on certain individuals. A detailed critique, for those who are interested, can be found here: ...
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by John Kirkmorris
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Algeria 1962. Negotiations with the separatists are reaching their final stages. The separatists demand the attendance of one of their number at the peace talks in Switzerland. Captain Leger is chosen for the dangerous, unarmed mission of escorting a French emissary into hostile territory. But does everybody want the mission to succeed?
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by J B Priestley
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Set in the imaginary mill town of Birkden, local GP Dr Salt is leaving to set up elsewhere. He goes to the police because one of his patients is missing. Soon, a man then another girl disappear and Dr Salt decides to investigate the link between these disappearances and the town's major employer. Written by Priestley as a novel in 1966, I found the tale slow and ponderous, and not up to the standard of his earlier work.
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by T D Webster
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1945 and the search is on for a man - one who it is believed was killed in the war. But why are the Poles convinced he is alive? And why are they asking an Englishman to find him?
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by Mary Stewart
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Somewhere near Beirut, overlooking a wild mountainous valley, stands a mysterious crumbling palace. Its owner is an ancient recluse who has become a legend very much in the mould of that notorious 19th-century eccentric. Lady Hester Stanhope. But when her great-niece pays her a surprise visit, the untroubled life at the palace suddenly erupts into a series of exciting events culminating in a highly dramatic climax.
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by Michael Davies
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Just before D-Day, a German spy cell discovered that the Allies were storing all their arms in one vast underground bunker. They immediately set about trying to alter the course of the Second World War.
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by J C W Brook
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Without doubt, one of my favourite Saturday Night Theatre productions. Max comes across an old Ouija board in a junk shop, He and his wife Julie decide to invite their friends Hugo and Pat to see it; it is not long before they decide to hold a seance. The board spells out a message that one of them will die in the following week. The next day, an Indian calls on Julie, and tells her a strange story about a malevolent spirit - Jonas. Wait for the last twist in the final minute.
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by C S Forester
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A 1956 version of the classic novel, in which a drunken sailor and a prim missionary's sister journey together in the ancient vessel "The African Queen" in a bid to sink a German ship on an un-named lake in the early months of World War 1.
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by Bruce Stewart
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Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a  German priest who was a vocal opponent of Hitler. Although arrested in April 1943, he was charged with being part of the July 1944 plot to kill Hotler. In April 19+45, he along with senior members of the Abwehr were summarily tried at Flossenberg Concentration Camp and executed the next day. This play looks at that trial.
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by William Keenan
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Doris is getting strange telephone calls from someone in Germany who is trying to reach her boss, Michael Hayward, who is out of the office at the moment. When Doris asks the man for a return number for Michael to reach him at, the stranger replies in an agitated way that he can't stay where he is because he's on the move. Later, when the stranger finally gets a hold of Hayward, he tells him that he's an old army mate, Dave Owen Thomas, whom he hasn't seen in 15 years. Dave sounds very agitated...
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by Allan Prior
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2 x 90 Mins A two part biographical drama on the life of Hitler.
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by Paul Bryers
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Christopher Coney earns his living as a travel writer re-writing puffs for the travel trade ' - a job he describes as a ' mug's game '. But when he takes off with a girl-friend for Bulgaria to write a piece on the Black Sea resorts, he walks into adventure and the sort of danger which a mere travel writer hardly expects to face in the normal course of duty.  He finds himself entangled with a Soviet dissident group. They blackmail him into discovering the whereabouts of the file on Leo Kaplan,...
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by John Wilson
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The 1917 Battle of Passchendaele is the setting for "For King and Country" which is powerful that play uncovers the officially forgotten casualties of war – the deserters. No less than 306 young men were executed during World War I.  Private Hamp is not a very impressive soldier. Slovenly in his dress, not very intelligent and most interested in the football scores. But he is no coward - he doesn't have enough imagination for that. After 3 years of war, and having recently both...
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by Ivor Wilson
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For most people a routine Job means something they've done before. know about, can handle. But the word means different things to different people. For a policeman a routine case can be finding out who assaulted and strangled a teenage girl. Even if the murder seems straightforward it can add Intolerable pressure to an already taxing job. It can be the last straw.
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by Allan Prior
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Inspector Savage and Sergeant Eaves are confronted with a series of small crimes, obviously the work of youths. Then suddenly the pattern of these crimes changes - they become larger, more professional. Somebody, it would seem, is controlling it all. But who?
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by Roderick Graham
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By way of an annual thank-you, the manufacturing firm of Waterton's traditionally gives its Board of Management a free weekend jaunt abroad. This year, the outing is to Bruges. But this time, things will be different.
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by Ted Allebury
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Dramatisation of the Ted Allebury novel. In 1944, agent James Hamer is parachuted into France. He is quickly captured by the Germans and wonders how. Nine years later, a chance meeting with his radio operator sets him off on a quest to discover the truth.......
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by John Galsworthy
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Radio dramatisation of the stage play. Ferdinand De Levis is a house guest at a weekend house party. He claims that £1,000 in cash has been stolen from him, money he received from another guest Captain Dancy from the sale of a horse. Levis accuses Dancy of the theft. But Captain Dancy is a decorated army officer and De Levis a "nouveau riche" Jew - and this is 1922....... Filmed in 1933 with Basil Rathbone (above) as De Levis.
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by Jonathan Myerson
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The wreck of a Second World War fighter plane slowly surfaces from a patch of Norfolk marshland. The Ministry of Defence are not best pleased. Why could the discovery of a WW2 plane adversely impact Anglo-Russian relations?
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by Edwin Pearce
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The English FA Cup is one of the world's premier soccer trophies. The original FA Cup however was stolen in 1895 from the window of a sports shop in Birmingham and was never recovered. The identity of the thief remains unknown, though a career petty criminal claimed in the late 1950s to be the thief. In this drama, Aston Villa fan Wilf Rickard keeps getting himself into trouble, fighting with supporters of the local rival team, West Bromwich Albion. After he's unsuccessful in trials for his...
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by John Buchan
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Forget the Hollywood adaptations, this is a faithful dramatisation of the Buchan novel and, to my mind, far superior to the increasingly film adaptations of the same. Apologies that previously this was listed as featuring David Robb as Hannay. This is the less satisfactory (in my opinion) David Rintoul version.
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by Cyril Hare
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October 1939. In the black out, Mr Justice Barber runs down a pedestrian. The victim is a concert pianist and as a result of the accident, he is no longer able to play. He sues the judge for £15,000, a sum the judge does not have. Subsequently, the judge receives death threats and attempts are made on his life. How are the two connected? A nice idea, poorly executed in my opinion.
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by Arthur Miller
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Radio dramatisation of the classic Arthur Miller drama.
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by Douglas Young
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1909: the European courts are nests of intrigue, as the Great Powers arm. At Rosyth dockyard on the Forth, a German plot is detected - but what exactly is the Hun up to?
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by David Haliwell
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The rich, successful and blissfully married Marcus Lithgow receives a strange package which, when opened, causes him serious injury. Without any obvious enemies to investigate, the police are further baffled by evidence that Marcus Lithgow must have sent the bomb to himself.
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by James Follett
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Peter and Jane have retired to Spain. Each year they look forward to a visit from their daughter, Clare. She was unable to come last year, but this year when they go to meet her at Alicante Airport, Clare is run down and killed by a car as she is leaving the terminal. Clare's parents start to look into their daughter's affairs and find that not only did she not fly to Spain, rather had she bought a car for cash in the UK and driven it to Spain, but also that she had had a baby. They take the...
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by Bill Knox
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Before he was murdered, Harry Durman was helping out at a model railway exhibition. Was this his hobby, or was there some other reason why he was so interested in electric trains?
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by Daphne Du Maurier
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You know the story. Second wife arrives at the Cornish stately pile to be greeted by the scary housekeeper and the overwhelming presence of Rebecca, the dead first wife. Forget the really quite dreadful 1939 film, and instead enjoy his superior version.
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by W Somerset Maugham
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Dramatisation of a largely forgotten play by Somerset Maugham, not to be confused with Graham Greene's work of the same name. London 1910. Philanderer and MP George Winter is a self made man, who has made his fortune on the basis that 9 out of 10 men are either rogues or fools. What happens therefore when he meets the tenth man, who is neither? Personally, I thought dated, and best left to gather dust, but I leave others to disagree..
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by Raymond Briggs
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Dramatisation of Raymond Briggs' Cold War graphic novel, about a middle-aged couple preparing for a nuclear attack on the UK, regarded by some as an attack on Britain's own nuclear defences.
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by Emlyn Williams
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Dramatisation of the classic thriller, which has been filmed three times (so far).
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by James M Cain
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Dramatisation of the novel, made famous by the film starring Joan Crawford. Mildred Pierce is deserted by her husband and has to battle to put food on the table, while finding the money for her obnoxious daughter's piano lessons. 10 years later, Mildred is a success, but has lost her daughter. Cue Joan Crawford to suffer..... A pretty decent play.
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by Neville Watchurst
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A drama looking at the relationship between Himmler, the head of the SS and his Russian born Finnish doctor Felix Kersten, a man credited with saving very many lives. Although some of the story must be speculative and some aspects may be questionable, this is undoubtedly a fine drama with excellent lead performances. For more about Kersten and his role saving Jewish lives, see:  www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/himmler-s-healer-how-the-ss-chief-physiotherapist-saved-jewish-lives-1.5766993
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by Terence Rattigan
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1981 dramatisation of Rattigan's 1946 play. Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age, The Winslow Boy is based on a father's fight to clear his son's name after the boy is expelled from Osborne Naval College for stealing a five-shilling postal order. To clear the boy's name was imperative for the family's honour; had they not done so, they would have been shunned by their peers and society. Similarly, the boy's life would have been wrecked by an indelible stain on his...
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by John Wilson
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One night on board ship off Africa a man had died a peculiar death. This was unexplained until Hugh Collins came to settle in Scotland and met The Devil's Minister.
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by Mary E Braddon
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Dramatisation of the Victorian novel. Who is Sir Michael Audley 's new young wife? Where does she come from? What is the secret from her past that makes her dare all to keep it hidden? This Victorian ' thriller ' is set in the 1850s,
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by Bob Couttie
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"Satan's Playground" is a popular radio programme about the supernatural. For the show's 10th anniversary, the show re-visits the first story it covered, a supposedly haunted London suburban house. Was the haunting real, or were other influences at work? A plot that would be stretched at 45 minutes is played out over 90 minutes.
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